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Robert W. Robbins, (Ribby), was born June 18, 1923, in Tacoma, Wash., and passed away Oct. 11, 2014, in his assisted living home in Tacoma of pneumonia and complications.
Longtime Hoquiam resident Dorothy Louise Aanderud died Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, in Redmond, Ore. She was 92.
With her son John and partner Barb by her side, former Hoquiam resident Patricia A. McCullough died Aug. 29, 2014, at her home in Mesa, Ariz.
Carl E. Spalding
Former Hoquiam resident Harold (Bub) McGuire died Feb. 8, 2014, at the age of 88. He was born on July 20, 1925, in Hoquiam, to Walter (Rabbit) and Bea McGuire. He graduated from Hoquiam High School and recently attended his 70th year class reunion. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, spending two and a half years in Guam. Following his discharge, he graduated from Grays Harbor College and then went on to Central Washington State. He spent 30 years with Weyerhaeuser, working in Aberdeen and Enumclaw. At the time of his retirement, he was the Northwest Regional Quality Control supervisor. He enjoyed fishing, clam digging and golfing. He also enjoyed Hoquiam High School sports and proudly wore his Hoquiam shirts wherever he went. He will be missed for his mischievous sense of humor and the twinkle in his eyes.
Eunice Edna Gordhamer Ekman, was born in Manston Township near Rothsay, Minn., on Aug. 11, 1920, to Otis and Melvina Gordhamer. She passed away in Aberdeen, Wash., on Sept. 6, 2014, surrounded by family. She was 94. Eunice grew up in a farming family in western Minn., graduating from Barnsville High School in 1939. During World War II, she moved to Washington where she worked as a “Rosie the Riveter” in Boeing aircraft for the war effort.
Former Hoquiam resident, Preston John Hejna, 54, passed away on Oct. 7, 2014, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Olympia, after a battle with cancer.
Edwin Russell Anderson, 91, longtime Aberdeen resident and former truck driver for Puget Sound Truck Lines, died at his home in Aberdeen on Saturday morning, Oct. 11, 2014.
William ‘Buddy’ Carroll passed away surrounded by family, at home in Aberdeen on Oct. 7, 2014.
Donald Fisher died peacefully in his sleep in Seaside, Ore., on Oct. 9, 2014. He was just shy of his 89th birthday.
Louise Porter Witherspoon, age 91, a resident of Ocean Shores since 2005, died on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, at Grays Harbor Health and Rehabilitation Center in Aberdeen. Mrs. Witherspoon was born on Jan. 26, 1923, in Savannah, Hardin County, Tenn.
Pamela J. Lee
Steve died on September 10, 2014 due to a traffic, pedestrian accident. He was born in Aberdeen March 24, 1957 and grew up in Hoquiam. His favorite sport was football. He played football and ran track for Hoquiam Jr. and Sr. High School. His freshman year he ran the fastest time in the 200 meter. His biggest joy was taking his family camping and taking his boat to the Auld reunions and pulling the kids around the lake on tubes and teaching the adults how to water ski.
Adam John Aaro, 43, former Shelton resident and 1989 graduate of Shelton High School, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at his home in Aberdeen, Wash.